CO2 LASER APPLICATION GUIDE DIRECTORY
Explore our Application Guides to learn about laser engraving wood, glass, leathe and acrylic! Each guide has laser engraver tips and tricks, inspirational design ideas, and more. This guide is perfect for beginners looking to make a mark in their laser engraving journey!
APPLICATION GUIDE - WOOD
Which type of wood is best for laser engraving?
Plywood，Poplar，Balsa，MDF，Birch，Alder and Cherry.
How thick can the laser cut wood?
Wood laser cutting and engraving with OMTech CO₂ lasers ranges from 3 mm (1/8") to 16 mm (5/8") based on wood hardness and machine wattage. Hardwoods like mahogany cannot be laser cut.
APPLICATION GUIDE - GLASS
Which type of glass is best for laser engraving?
Mirror glass, Window glass, Drinking glasses, Glass bottles, Vase glass, Cylindrical glass (eye glasses), Cast glass, Pressed glass, Float glass, Sheet glass, Glass panels and Crystal glass.
APPLICATION GUIDE - LEATHER
Which type of leather is best for laser engraving?
The best type of leather for laser engraving is vegetable tanned leather. Veg tan leather is safe to laser engrave and gives off less scent when heated under the laser.Some other types of leather you can laser engrave are: Full-grain leather Top-grain leather Genuine leather (suede), Bonded leather, Corrected grain, Napped leather, Nubuck leather and Alcantara leather.
APPLICATION GUIDE - ACRYLIC
Which type of acrylic is best for laser engraving?
Here are the two best acrylics for laser cutting and engraving: Cast Acrylic is best for laser engraving Extruded Acrylic is better for laser cutting.
How thick can the laser cut acrylic?
It depends on the rated wattage of your CO2 laser tube. An acrylic engraving machine with a 40W laser can cut through ⅛” acrylic and all the way up to 5/8” with a 150W laser cutter for acrylic.